ENEP20002 - Continuing Professional Development for Engineering Masters Students

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential activity for any practicing engineer. Engineers and other professionals engage in CPD for a variety of reasons including staying up-to-date with current developments in their discipline, professional networking, and facilitating career progression. In this unit, you will demonstrate your commitment to CPD by undertaking and recording professional practice exposure. You will reflect on what you have learned from professional practice activities and you will develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth in the workplace.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must have completed minimum 48uc in CV82 Master of Engineering before they enrol in this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52.42% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation through Moodle
Feedback
Students completing a full-time internship was asked to submit the CPD portfolio.
Recommendation
All CV82 students must complete the CPD unit and pass the CPD presentation and CPD portfolio to meet the degree requirements.
Action Taken
All CV82 students completed the CPD unit and passed the CPD presentation and portfolio to meet the degree requirements.
Source: Unit evaluation through Moodle
Feedback
Why students require information about the units in the CPD portfolio?
Recommendation
Exposure to professional practice is an essential requirement of Engineer's Australia (EA) as outlined in G02 Accreditation Criteria Guidelines. To meet EA's Stage-1 competency requirements, students must record all the evidence of professional exposure acquired through the CV82 academic units including the internship in their CPD portfolio.
Action Taken
This has been actioned. To meet EA's Stage 1 Competency Requirements, students must record all the evidence of professional exposure acquired through the CV82 academic units, including the internship in their CPD portfolio. In the portfolio, students provided evidence on how they achieved 480 hours to meet the CPD requirements.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The Moodle resources along with the instructions provided via workshop and emails are helpful to the students.
Recommendation
The same practice in learning and teaching will be continued. Additionally, improved resources will be provided in Moodle.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
There is a recommendation of providing a video presentation about the unit details on the Moodle page.
Recommendation
This is important and very good feedback. A video presentation about the unit details will be made available in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate individual professional needs to ensure continuing professional development
  2. Analyse the structure, products and services of an engineering organisation
  3. Apply skills and knowledge developed in an academic course to engineering practice in an engineering organisation
  4. Reflect on and map Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standards to professional practice activities
  5. Develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth in the workplace.

The learning outcomes for this unit are directly linked to the Engineers Australia 'Exposure to Professional Practice' requirements for professional engineers.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio